The preferred thin tea of Ueda Sōkei, the 16th Grandmaster of the Ueda Sōko Tradition of Chanoyu.
'Time-honoured friend' (Japanese: 千歳の友 Chitose-no-tomo) is a thin tea (usucha) grade matcha commonly used to treat guests in tea gatherings conducted by the Ueda Sōko Tradition of Warrior Tea.
・1kg (10 x100g packets)
Matcha shipped fresh, directly from the maker in Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan.
Thin tea (usucha) grade matcha favoured by Ueda Sōkei, the 16th Grandmaster of the Ueda Sōko Tradition of Tea
An invigorating, sweet flavour, full of umami as preferred over some of the more bitter matcha used in chanoyu
The name of this tea comes from the following poem by the 12th Grandmaster of the Ueda Sōko Tradition of Tea, Ueda Jōō:
While flowers sing me songs of beauty in moments,
May this evergreen pine be my time-honoured friend,
teaching the beauty of ages
- by 12th Generation Ueda Jōō